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Ann MacPherson and Eric McLean on their wedding day, 1918

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Ann MacPherson and Eric McLean on their wedding day, 1918


Published October 19, 2009


April - October 1918 Studio portrait of ex-Prisoner of War (POW) 3060 Private (Pte) Eric Ernest McLean, 16th Battalion, from Digby, Victoria and his wife Ann, nee MacPherson. Pte McLean enlisted on 23 July 1915 at the age of 18 and embarked for overseas on 14 September 1915 aboard HMAT Ballarat. After serving at Gallipoli, he also served on the Western Front where he was wounded and captured at Bullecourt, France, on 11 April 1917. He received a gun shot wound to the right leg which was amputated above the knee whilst in German POW Camp Reserve Lazarett [hospital] at Hannover, Germany. Pte McLean was transferred to Holland on 13 January 1918, arrived in London on 20 January 1918 and was admitted to King Georges Hospital. On 25 April 1918 he was married and arrived back in Australia on 17 November 1918. One of a series of over 400 photographs sent by Australian POWs in German camps to Miss M. E. Chomley, Secretary, Prisoners Department, Australian-British Red Cross Society, London. Original album housed in AWM Research Centre at RC00864, Album image number 184. Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions. This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection <a href=''http://www.awm.gov.au'' rel=''nofollow''>www.awm.gov.au</a> Persistent URL: <a href=''http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/P03236.157'' rel=''nofollow''>cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/P03236.157</a> taken at 1918-01-01T00:00:00-08:00


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Date 2009-10-19
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Year 2009
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